Stan Helms—Major Hornbrook – Saturday 24 Aug 2019

With Helen as our expert guide we found our way up the narrow streets and alleyways of Lyttelton, past the Bridle Path to the start of Stan Helms Track at a sharp bend in Harmans Road. The track zig-zags through Whakaraupo Reserve, then emerges to give fine views of Lyttelton and the harbour.

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Evans Pass Circuit - Sunday 4 Aug 2019

Three trampers meeting at Princess Margaret Hospital joined eight at Sumner’s Surf-Lifesaving Club shortly after 8:20am, set off up the zig-zag foot track that leads up Clifton Hill to Brownlee Reserve, Clifton Terrace and then on to the Frog Pond Track.

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Knowles Top – Sunday 28 July 2019

Seven at Cranford St became eight at Belfast, then nine at Oxford. Parking near the Diamond Way Buddhist retreat centre, we headed up a long driveway, which became a farm track. Reaching beech forest we skirted it, crossed a fence and found a short forest track, leading to sunny north-facing tussock, which let us climb to 835m Knowles Top.

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Heaphy Track 29 July – 2 August 2019

Living in Queensland and having never been to the South Island in winter before let alone walking, the Heaphy Track as a guest of the Banks Peninsula Club was a wonderful experience.

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Mt Foweraker, Arthurs Pass – Thursday, 25 July 2019

Yes, ANOTHER Sunday trip that got rained off, but then we went on a fine Thursday. It’s becoming a habit! For the mid-week tramp we met at 7.00am at the Russley Rd corner, for the 115km drive, and then climb to 1804m Foweraker. Three of us turned up, so we took Peter’s vehicle. Around the Mt Horrible corner we turned off down to park by the rail bridge over the Waimakariri River, talked to a campervan owner, and set off at 8.40am on a brilliant, calm morning.

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